Official BOM Victoria State Daily Observations

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EST on Thursday 21 September 2023.

Recent Events
Rain was recorded across southern and mountain districts in the 24 hours to 9AM
in the wake of a cold front. Totals were generally less than 5mm, with higher
falls of 10-25mm observed across the ranges and Otways, Bass Coast and East
Gippsland. The highest falls recorded were 28mm at Mt Baw Baw followed by 25mm
at Mt Donna Buang and 24mm at Thomson-Yarra Divide and Mt Hotham.

Minimum temperatures were generally close to average across the State. Minima
mostly ranged between 5 and 7 degrees. The lowest temperature recorded was -3
degrees at Falls Creek and Mt Buller. Cape Nelson recorded the warmest
temperature overnight of 10 degrees.

Scattered showers continued across southern and mountain districts in a
southwesterly airstream behind the front. It was a cool and partly cloudy day
with light to moderate southwesterly winds.

Maximum temperatures were close to average across the State. Maxima mostly
ranged between 14 and 17 degrees. The highest temperature recorded was 20
degrees at Mildura and Walpeup.

The highest totals recorded in the 7 hours to 4PM were 6mm at Mt Buller and Mt
Baw Baw followed by 5mm at Beenak.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a low of 9.2 degrees at 3:35AM to a
high of 14.9 degrees at 12:32 PM. There was 0.2mm recorded in the Melbourne
gauge in the 24hours to 9AM with no further rain recorded in the 7 hours to 4PM.

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure system building in the Bight extends a broad ridge east over
Victoria in the wake of a cold front. Settled conditions are expected to
develop as the high pressure system slowly moves east across Bass Strait to be
located in the Tasman Sea Sunday. A weak inland trough slowly extends across
Victoria Monday.

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